Students who have finished at least one semester in a residence hall who are returning to residence hall living in the fall have the opportunity to reserve a residence hall room before they check out of their hall in the spring. The space that is created as students move into off-campus housing or transfer to other colleges and universities is used to provide housing for incoming students. Every effort is made to accommodate the roommate, residence hall, and personal preferences that new students state on their application. Assignments, of course, are restricted by the available space. Priority is placed on roommate preference (note that both students need to complete the application process and request each other as a roommate), hall preference, and personal preferences when making assignments. You may apply for a residence hall room by completing a residence hall room application and sending it and your $125 advance payment to the Student Services Center (2201 C.B. Hedgcock, Marquette, MI 49855), or if you choose to fill out an application on-line, you can either submit your payment using a credit card or mail a check to NMU within 10 days. The online application is part of the Welcome packet you should receive upon admittance and includes a PIN (personal identification number) permitting you log on and register for Orientation and apply for housing.
Continuing students are assigned to their reserved rooms first and then new students are assigned to available space. While they are on campus new students who attend Summer Orientation have a chance to change any of the information they supplied on their residence hall room application. Following the last Summer Orientation Session — usually in early-to-mid July, all of the new student application information is updated and assignments are finalized for both continuing and new residence hall students. Once this is done — usually late in July or very early in August, a letter is sent to all residence hall students informing them how to contact their assigned roommates.
Residence hall students who are continuing from the fall semester to the winter semester have the opportunity to stay in their room or move to another room on campus before the end of the semester. As a result of these moves and the fact that some students do not return for the winter semester, students new to residence halls are assigned the spaces that become available. As with students who have applied for a residence hall room for the fall semester, every effort is made to accommodate the preferences the new students stated on his or her application, however, assignments alternatives are more restricted by the fact that space is more limited.
Eligible single students, students with families, and faculty and staff members can apply for on-campus apartment housing at any time. Assignments are made on an on-going basis as apartments become available. Assignment priorities are: 1) Students with families, 2) Two single students applying for an apartment together, 3) A single student applying for a two-person apartment without a specific roommate request, 4) A single student applying for a one-person apartment (Single students may request a one-bedroom, one-person apartment, but one will not be guaranteed until it is determined that space is available for students requesting on-campus housing, which could be as late as the third week of the semester.), and 5) Faculty or staff members. New assignments will be based on the priority indicated, the date the application is received in the Office of Housing and Residence Life (first-come, first-served) and the move-in date indicated on the application (earlier move-in dates will be assigned first). An applicant's position on the pre-assignment list may change as assignments are made, applications are received, and applicants remove themselves from the list.